MCLEAN, Va., May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EY today announced the finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Award in the Mid-Atlantic region. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the awards program. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. These business leaders were selected by a panel of independent judges, and Award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 15, 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner.
The finalists are:
Ashish Kachru - Altruista Health
Satya Akula - Amyx, Inc.
Joe Pack - Atlantic Emergency Solutions
Mike Baird - Avizia Inc.
David Booth - BackOffice Associates, LLC
Jed Barry - Capital Bank
Jon Clements - Clements Worldwide
Kristina Kaufmann and Alan Salisbury - Code of Support Foundation
Carroll Ross - Collaborative Solutions
Zvi Band - Contactually
Matthew Dorman - Credible Behavioral Health Software
Osiris Hoil - District Taco
Colin Konschack - Divurgent
Mike O'Neil - GetWellNetwork, Inc.
Rick Calder - GTT Communications, Inc.
Shane Emmett - Health Warrior
Mike Sanders - Interactive Government Holdings
Bill Marriott - Marriott International, Inc.
Michael Tinsley - NeoSystems Corp
Kabir Chaudhary - NIKA
Rohyt Belani - PhishMe
Tripp Donnelly - RepEquity
Dave Link - ScienceLogic
Sonny Kakar - Sevatec
Peter Harrison - Snagajob
Julian Setian - SOS International LLC
Peter Greenleaf - Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Shervin Gerami – TeleWorld Solutions
Carrie Rich - The Global Good Fund
J.J. Smith - Valley Proteins, Inc.
Mac Curtis - Vencore
Mark Drever - Xcelerate Solutions
Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 145 cities in 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall National Award winner, will be announced at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The US Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco, June 2017.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In the Mid-Atlantic region, program sponsors also include Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, PNC Bank and the Washington Business Journal. Mid-Atlantic reception sponsors include Chatham Financial, Cushman & Wakefield, Lockton Companies and SolomonEdwards.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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